A Newcastle vicar has slammed Meghan Markle’s claims that she and Prince Harry had a personal wedding ceremony of their backyard three days earlier than their royal wedding ceremony.
The Duchess of Sussex had informed Oprah Winfrey: “You recognize, three days earlier than our wedding ceremony, we received married. Nobody is aware of that.”
Afterward within the present Harry stated it had been simply them and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby current.
Nonetheless, Rev Mark Edwards, who contacted the Archbishop of Canterbury’s workplace, over Meghan Markle’s claims that she and Prince Harry married secretly of their backyard says he was informed that “no wedding ceremony came about”.
Rev Edwards, the vicar at St Matthew’s Church, in Dinnington, and St Cuthbert’s Church, in Brunswick, stated he was informed by a Lambeth Palace workers member that, “Justin doesn’t do non-public weddings. Meghan is an American, she doesn’t perceive.”
Rev Edwards stated the particular person he spoke to then informed him: “Justin had a personal dialog with the couple within the backyard concerning the wedding ceremony, however I can guarantee you, no wedding ceremony came about till the televised nationwide occasion.”
Vicars have forged doubt on Meghan’s claims for the reason that interview, as guidelines on Church of England weddings require at the least two witnesses, and the general public should have “unrestricted entry” to the ceremony so objections could be lodged.
Moreover, a pair who’re already married can not achieve this once more, until one thing was flawed with the primary marriage.
Specialists have stated any ceremony that came about is unlikely to have been legally binding.
Rev Tiffer Robinson, a Church of England vicar in Suffolk, wrote on Twitter: “She’s entitled to contemplate it her marriage if she desires to. People are a lot much less involved with the specifics of marriage legislation than English clergy.”
The Archbishop of Canterbury has to this point stated he is not going to touch upon Meghan’s feedback as it’s a non-public matter.
However Rev Edwards stated it was “within the public curiosity for the chief of the church to place the report straight”.